How Trump’s cyber security comments might translate to his cyber policy
Experts weigh in on the ‘old-fashioned way’ of communication vs. modern technology
See quotes from our CSO Robert Huber and read the full article on CIO Dive here.
“Cyber security can reduce risk, but it must be resourced appropriately and continuously monitored to drive risk down,” said Huber. “Just like physical security at your home or office can reduce risk — locks, cameras, and motion sensors — you are still left with residual risk.”
There are, however, tried and true approaches to make hacks vastly more difficult or expensive, from the technical (encryption, multi-factor authentication and secure e-mail) to the cultural (better training, more careful sharing or privacy protection).
“The digital genie is long out of the bottle and it won’t be going back in,” said Robert Huber, chief security and strategy officer at Eastwind Networks. “The trend points towards commerce being only available online, in some cases, not the other way around.”
“President-elect Trump will need to be educated on cyber security risks and capabilities to weigh that against benefits gained,” said Huber. “I’m certain the benefits of going digital are obvious to Mr. Trump, which will likely lead to an increased focus on cybersecurity during his presidency.”